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men's History Month ends
with porn, writing issues raised
By SONYA TERRELL
March means more than Spring
Break and St. Patrick's Day. Some
UNC organizations have scheduled
events throughout the month in
celebration of Women's History
The Association for Women Stu
dents, which has about 14 members
on campus, focused on the issue of
"Pornography is a hot issue in
Chapel Hill," said AWS chairwoman
People recently have acted against
pornography in this community, she
said, citing as examples a symposium
on pornography sponsored by the
Women's Studies Program at Duke
and debate about whether Duke
bookstores should continue to sell
In a crowded Union Auditorium
on March 18, two films about
pornography were shown: "Killing
Us Softly" and "Not a Love Story."
AWS distributed pamphlets about
pornography and the films in wom
en's dorms and planned a panel
discussion to follow the films,
Walker said. AWS also sponsored
a pornography awareness slide show
and discussion Wednesday night in
the Student Union.
The March 18 panel members
were: C.J. Reilly, Orange County
Rape Crisis Center representative;
Jane Brown, associate professor of
journalism at UNC; Carolyn Cole,
chief clinic social worker at N.C.
Memorial Hospital; and Myron
Liptzin, a psychiatrist at Student
Today's mass media contain more
pornography, said Brown, a
researcher on women's roles on
MTV. "The scary thing," she said,
. "is the boundaries of what is accep
table are getting very fuzzy."
During the panel discussion, one
female in the audience said most
women did not recognize porno
graphy without violence.
"Do women really know female
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sexuality?" she asked. All they really
know, she concluded, is what their
families and culture taught them.
Another woman said women were
afraid of the power needed to fight
"Most women," Walker said,
"don't like it (pornography) and
don't know why." Through educa
tion, women will become enraged
about this sexual inequality and take
action, she said.
"Women don't have to think
about pornography, normally,"
Walker said. Placing notices under
women's doors forces them to face
this issue,, if only on their way to
the trash, she said.
"Women disagree on the defini
tion of feminism," she continued.
"They dont want to stand up against
pornography, yet they want equal
Women constitute more than one
half the population; if they all took
a stand on an issue, they could take
action, Walker said. But differing
stances on issues, such as rape and
pornography, have split the women's
movement, she added.
AWS advocates making porno
graphic places non-profitable, which
would put them out of business
without censorship, Walker said.
UNC's Women's Studies Program
scheduled several cultural and scho
larly events during March
Jane Smith Patterson, secretary to
Gov. James B. Hunt, spoke March
12 about women in politics. She
focused her speech on economic
issues concerning women and the
importance of women choosing
representatives in government.
Linda Kauffmah, assistant profes
sor of English at UNC, spoke at a
March 20 lunchtime forum for UNC
faculty about the love letter as a
neglected genre of literature.
Today, Emily Seelbinder, a doc
toral candidate in the English depart
ment, will speak about women
writers. This seminar for graduates
and professional school students will
be in Manning Hall at noon.
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Although three violent deaths in the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro area have rocked
the University community since Janu
ary, local police said last week they did
not believe violent crime had increased
significantly in recent years.
"Violent crimes are running about
like usual, except for the murder on
University property," said University
Police Sgt. Ned Comar, referring to the
death of 8-year-old Ephesus Elementary
student Jean Kar-Har Fewel, who was
discovered strangled near Finley Golf
Course on Jan. 30.
The other two incidents a shooting
and a stabbing resulted in the death
of two University students.
UNC senior Thomas Perry Zimmer
man was shot to death Feb. 4 when
two masked men entered the Orange
County trailer in which he was visiting
and demanded money.
On March 16, UNC sophomore
Freshteh Golkho was found dead of
multiple stab wounds after neighbors
in her Carrboro apartment complex
reported hearing screams and the
sounds of an argument.
Suspects in all three cases have been
apprehended and charged. Police,
however, offer no explanation for the
sudden spurt of violence.
"I think what youll find is that
murders don't run in any definitive
pattern," said Chapel Hill police
planner Keith Lohmann. "Violent crime
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Sometimes there's a 20, 30, 50 or even
80 percent variance in violent crime
Comar and Lohmann both said they
saw no evidence of a significant increase
in the number of homocides, rapes,
assaults or robberies the violent
crime categories recorded annually in
the FBI's uniform crime reports.
Lohmann said the public often
confused larceny, a non-violent crime,
with robbery. The two differ because
when someone is robbed there is usually
eye contact, and force or the threat of
force is used to take property.
Twenty assaults, three robberies and
no rapes have been reported to the
University police through mid-March
for the fiscal year that began on July
1, 1984, Comar said.
By contrast, one homocide, 191
assaults, 1 1 robberies and 12 rapes were
reported to Chapel Hill police during
calendar year 1984, the last time period
for which crime statistics were available.
Rape was the only violent crime that
increased significantly in either jurisdic
tion in the last reporting period. During
1983, five rapes were reported to the
Chapel Hill police.
Lohmann cautioned, however, that
rape and related sexual crimes were very
underreported so that measures of their
increase or decrease were subject to
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with them," Comar said.
He added that many rapes were never
brought to campus police for investi
gation and that officers sometimes
learned about them third- or fourth
hand and, in some instances, months
after they occurred.
Although Comar said date rapes were
the least likely to be reported, he said
he knew of one recent case in which
a student who was raped by a stranger
didn't report the incident until six
. Comar estimated that, in addition to
unreported rapes, other sexual crimes,
such as forced oral sex or manual
stimulation by force, often went
"A lot of people think these aren't
a crime or don't want you to know that
they've been forced to engage in them,"
Comar said. "There's more (sexual
crime) going on than meets the eye."
A spokesman for the Orange County
Rape Crisis Center agreed with this
assessment. She said women often
reported rapes to the center that were
never reported to police.
In 1984, the center received reports
of 28 rapes in Chapel Hill and 1 1 rapes
on the UNC campus. In 1983, center
reports showed 14 rapes in Chapel Hill
and six rapes on campus.
Assaults in Chapel Hill and on
campus showed a slight increase during
the last four to five years but decreased
'during the last reporting period. Twenty
assaults have been reported to Univer
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sity police in the nine months since July
1984, compared to 34 reports in fiscal
year 1983-1984, which runs from July
through June. Although no 1985 figures
were available, Chapel Hill police
records show 191 assault reports in
calendar year 1984 compared to 209
reports in 1983.
Weather conditions often make a
difference in the number of assaults,
"There's more people out when it's
warm," he said. "And in this town, when
more people are out, there's more
drinking and more assaults."
Comar said he thought the nature of
assault reports investigated by the
University police had not worsened
noticeably. "There are lots of (incidents
with) water pistols and people touching
people where they don't want to be
touched," he said.
Property crime is one category that
Comar and Lohmann both said had
increased. Property crimes include
burglary, larceny and motor vehicle
Comar said a large proportion of the
dollar amount of property stolen from
campus was represented by five com
puters stolen from different academic
departments since August. All but one
have been recovered.
Service calls, traffic accidents and
traffic citations are also categories that
showed signs of increase, Chapel Hill
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